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Pharmacy residency program in Hermitage, Tennessee

Our pharmacy residency program at TriStar Summit Medical Center offers you practical clinical training, prepares you for board certification and equips you to pursue advanced training in a second-year pharmacy residency program.

Pharmacy residency overview

Our program is for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) graduates who want to partake in enhanced pharmacy services at our facility and improving patient care. Our residency program offers:

  • Duration/type: 12 months/residency
  • Number of positions: 2
  • Application deadline: January 3rd
  • Starting date: Early July
  • Estimated stipend: $48,000
  • Interview required: Yes

Our program team

Our team comprises skilled pharmacists with deep experience and knowledge from which residents can benefit.

For more information, call our program director — W. Paul Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP — at (615) 316-4975.

Our mission

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program at TriStar Summit Medical Center seeks to build on your PharmD education and to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients.

Graduates of our program will be eligible for board certification, postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training or beginning careers as confident and competent clinical pharmacy practitioners.

About our hospital

We are proud to have provided 25 years of quality healthcare to Davidson and Wilson counties and the surrounding communities. Our hospital is a 200-bed comprehensive facility offering a full array of acute care services. Our location has more than 300 board-certified physicians representing over 36 medical specialties, many of whom have offices located on our campus.

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary Stroke Center, our facility is also a leading emergency heart and stroke care provider.

Our pharmacy team is a well-established, well-respected, integral part of the patient care team. Providers, nurses and other staff regard our pharmacists as experts and depend on their advice to improve outcomes for our patients.

Learning experiences

Our program covers fundamental clinical training plus the opportunity to pursue your interests.

Core experiences

  • Administrative/Project
  • Cardiology/Neurology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective experiences

  • Advanced cardiology care
  • Advanced critical care
  • Advanced emergency medicine care
  • Advanced internal medicine care
  • Advanced neurological care
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Medication use safety
  • Pediatrics*

*Affiliation with The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Longitudinal experiences

  • Central Pharmacy Staffing
  • Clinical Literature Evaluation and Application
  • Research or Quality Improvement Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation

Teaching opportunities

We provide training and settings to develop your teaching skills

  • Teaching Certificate Program+
  • Pharmacy Student Precepting+
  • Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
  • CE Presentations
  • Pharmacy Department In-services
  • Medical, Nursing and Ancillary Staff In-Services

+Affiliation with local colleges of pharmacy, including Belmont University, Lipscomb University and University of Tennessee

Benefits and special features

In addition to the stipend, residents are also eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 401k retirement plan eligibility if employed at an HCA Healthcare facility after residency
  • Reimbursement for required travel expenses

Candidate requirements

Candidates must meet requirements to be considered for our program, including:

Graduation and licensure

The resident must have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy. Residents are required to become licensed pharmacists in the state of Tennessee.

The following information must be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) operated by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP):

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation


Select candidates will be invited for on-site interviews in January and February.